31 Dec 2020
A hacker group called Spiderz claimed that it has succeeded in hacking into Hezbollah’s Al-Qard Al-Hassan financial organization and leaked details on depositors and borrowers from the lender, Lebanese media reported on Tuesday.
The group released lists of clients and the organization’s annual budget on its website, as well as a video announcing the hack on Saturday.
The information leaked included account numbers, government IDs and passport information, as well as registration forms, account statements and additional financial documents.
The leak also included details of bank accounts that the hacker group claims the organization owns in other Lebanese banks, including the Jammal Trust Bank, which was subjected to US sanctions last year for allegedly facilitating the financial activities of Hezbollah.
The other banks listed could face US sanctions as well if the information is verified.
The hackers promised in the video to publish more information about the financial organization and other institutions affiliated with Hezbollah in the near future.
By Tzvi Joffre, The Jerusalem Post, 30 December 2020
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